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How Diet Can Help Support Sickle Cell Patients: A Nutritionist’s View

Oct 03, 2019 07:33 am | Alana Kessler

 

diet and nutritionStrong evidence points to some complications of sickle cell anemia (SCA) having as much to do with nutrition as they do with genes.  Characteristics and symptoms of the disease include poor growth, pain, infection, decreased muscle function, problems with cognition and coordination, low antioxidant status, and anemia. Hypermetabolism — increased metabolic rate and nutrient need […]

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CDC Expands SCD Data Collection Program to 7 More US States in Effort to Improve Services

Oct 03, 2019 07:00 am | Mary Chapman

 

data collection programThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share an award total of nearly $1.2 million with institutions in seven U.S. states, allowing them to take part in a data gathering program on sickle cell disease and how it affects daily life. The funding brings to nine the number of states in the CDC’s Sickle […]

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Special Program Cut Hospital Stays, Improved Well-being of Young Patients with Vaso-Occlusive Crisis, Study Finds

Oct 01, 2019 07:00 am | Ana Pena, PhD

 

multidisciplinary teamA multidisciplinary plan implemented at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital was able to cut by more than half the number of days young sickle cell disease (SCD) patients were hospitalized for a vaso-occlusive crisis and lower their readmission rates, a study reports. The program included pain action plans tailored to each child and psycho-education programs with likely […]

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